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Re: DeckTalk Express


From: Jablonski, James (LNI)
Date: May 18, 2009 7:40AM

Hello Diane and listers,

I just recently had my DecTalk Express repaired and it works fine with
WindowsXP. It gets its data stream from the serial port and not all of
the newer computers have one. The repair cost $390 and covered anything
and everything except battery and power supply.

I found Mr. Mitch Miller at Keyways Inc. in Ohio and he did a good job.
There may be other places as well. In looking for a used DECtalk
Express some time ago, e-bay had a few in the $400 range. Given all
that, you may do well to consider the new DECtalk USB which I believe
runs around $695.

I hope that helps,

James Jablonski, Assistive Technology Consultant
Washington State, Department of Labor & Industries
<EMAIL REMOVED> (360) 902-5888 FAX (360) 902-6300

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of D Hubbard
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2009 3:56 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] DeckTalk Express

Good Morning All,

I recently purchased software made in Holland to record things like
radio shows fromn the net etc. I didn't think about this at the time
but of course with me using JAWS and that's obviously audio as well, if
I'm trying to create a playlist to record say from my Myspace page, I
have to turn off my speech. I had, at one time, back in the Windows '98
days, DeckTalk Express External which was great because the speech was
separate making it easier to listen to both music and speech and it now
wouldn't pick up on the recording. All this to ask if anyone knows who
makes DeckTalk and if I can update to use with Windows XP. Thanks as
I'm sure someone will know.